My Everyday Life

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Hey everyone! Today I am going to just share with you what my everyday routine is. It’s messy, disorganized, and sometimes somewhat crazy. My life is pretty busy, so sometimes my day is based around my plans or things I have to go to.

To start my day off, I usually wake up late to be honest. When I do wake up on time, I tend to just lay in bed for like thirty minutes… haha who can relate. ANYWAYS after I finally get up I just get ready for school ( makeup, hair, then take forever to choose an outfit). Then I always do my homework superrrr fast because I always procrastinate doing it until literally the last minute. But hey I always get it done so we are good to go usually.

Then I go to school, which is the most boring part of my day… and no one really wants to hear about that so lets just skip ahead to after school. Getting out of school early everyday truly is a blessing and I have no idea how I am going to adapt to going back all day next year… yikes. When I finish my classes usually I get home and either take a nap, write my blogs and do devos, or go hang out with friends. It really just depends on the day!

I am still reading Sadie Robertson’s book, and it is getting better and better as I keep going. A challenge that she included in it was getting into God’s Word or just having a specific time with God everyday for a hour! I have been doing this and even though I have only been doing it for about a week, I have already learned so much and grown! So you all should do the same. It’s only an hour of your day but I PROMISE that it will truly change your life.

So back to my daily schedule. In the evenings I mostly just chill, read, or hang out with Bryce haha! I love how life is going right now. Even though sometimes things get crazy or messy, I rest in the fact that God is always in control. I don’t usually go to bed until about 11:30 ish because I simply just like staying up late ( but I don’t like how it feels in the morning ) lol so yeah that’s basically my everyday routine! It isn’t really exciting or crazy, but it’s life, and I’m making it through one day at a time.

I hope you all had an excellent day and I want to thank you sooooo much for reading my blog! This morning it reached 5,000 views which makes me super excited! I wouldn’t be able to do it without all of the encouragement some of you give me. Hopefully I will reach my goal of 20,000 by the end of the year, but sometimes I think that we can do even bigger than that. xoxo- Cami

No One Is Perfect

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On social media, we tend to try to look perfect. We use the perfect filters, caption our pictures with the perfect hashtags, have the funniest tweets… etc. I totally do all of these things! We want everyone else to view our lives as perfect. Like for real in the selfie above I probably spent like ten minutes editing it until it was ” good enough “.

I really am going to strive to change this about myself. I feel like so many of us Christian teens try to appear perfect to everyone else. We all want to look like we have the perfect faith, perfect sermon notes, and perfect verses for our Instagram captions or bio.

BUT here’s the catch… a real faith with Jesus isn’t perfect. So how can we reach others through our social media? By showing that our faith can be messy! It isn’t always easy. Show your lowest points and your highest. Don’t make others want to be just like you. Make others want to be just like Jesus.

We see posts on insta of people’s ” Jesus time ” or cool scriptures. We see tweets or read blogs about God and they have us nodding in agreement. But how often do we truly soak the words in? Do we just double tap, or do we think about what the words truly being preached mean. Apply the words or pictures that inspire you in your real life.

Faith with Jesus Christ is REAL. Sometimes it’s hard or uncomfortable, but it is always in action. So, my challenge to you is to focus more on how you are growing in your faith instead of how you are portraying yourself to others. I know that sometimes I really struggle with this, and I’m sure others do as well.

2 Corinthians 5:6-7

So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight.

I hope you all had a great Monday, and make sure to get your Jesus time in today! – Camille

Be Strong

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Hey everyone! I want to take some time tonight to encourage everyone to really be strong in their personal faith. Being strong in your faith is a really important part of being a good Christian. It has been hard to be strong in my faith at times, and gradually getting stronger has helped me get even closer to God and to others in my Worldly relationships.

I feel like I used to be ( and sometimes still am at times ) an extremely weak person. I was not confident in myself or more importantly, in my faith. I didn’t know who I was or what I stood for. Being weak in my faith left me feeling confused, sad, and empty. Being weak made me fall away from my faith and rely on things that were destructive and emotionally damaging.

If you are feeling weak, remember that Christ is our greatest strength. He can refill our empty hearts, and make us our confident selves again. It is so great to serve a God that we can always talk to. Take advantage of this! Not having anyone to talk to about your problems is okay because we always have Jesus.

So instead of continuing to talk about being strong from my own point of view, I am going to list a few verses that y’all can soak on that can inspire and remind you to be a stronger person through Christ!

Joshua 1:9

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

Romans 8:18

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

Isaiah 40:29

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.

So, there are a few verses that hopefully will encourage y’all. ALSO, know that I am not always strong when I need to be. I write about things that I need to work on that I think a lot of others could benefit from. I base my blogs off of my experiences, and I hope that they can be applicable to all of you! Have a great Sunday- Cami 🙂

 

A New Journey

Just love yourself “

“ You’re already skinny you don’t need to lose weight “

“ Just get over it”

Comments like these literally go in one ear and out the other. I want to talk to you guys today about something that really hits home for me and it’s something that I struggle with. That topic is self confidence. I want to start to regain a new sense of self confidence and I hope you all will join me!

Sophomore year has honestly been so rough for me with self image. Mainly my weight. I seriously obsess over it so much that it’s ridiculous. Satan has definitely been using my small insecurities and magnifying them so much. It has taken a toll on my happiness and well being, and it’s been horrible.

It’s so draining to be insecure. Looking in the mirror and thinking you’re fat is the worst feeling ever. No matter how much weight you lose or how many meals you skip, you still will never be content.

Self hate wrestles with every ounce of happiness you have in your body. It ruins beach days, your new skinny jeans, and cute selfies with friends. It puts an ugly blotch on something that could be so simple and joyful. It makes you stop loving ice cream, or McDonald’s chicken nuggets. It is always in the back of your head, telling you that you aren’t enough.

I’m writing about this not because I want to, but because I think I can share my feelings and maybe have it touch someone else. I know it is a super personal thing to talk about, but I can’t brush it under the rug any farther. I really need to turn to scriptures and focus on the love that Christ has for me. I also want to be totally open with y’all all my blog, and I wanna share my struggles too, because I’m not perfect at all!

A verse that has really been helping me in my hard times is 1 Samuel 16:7 which says:

But the Lord said to Samuel, “ Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.

This verse really humbles me because it reminds me to not obsess over how much weight I lost this week or how good my eyebrows look. It ensures me that instead of working on my outer appearance constantly, I need to work on my heart first.

Write this verse down on a sticky note and stick it in your car, on your mirror, or put it as your phone background. Put it somewhere so you can see it everyday and be reminded that we don’t need to be insecure because all that matters is our hearts. I hope you all will begin to work on self confidence through Christ like I am, and hopefully we can begin this hard but wonderful journey together! – Cami

Faith In Action

Hey guys! So today I wanna talk about something that has been sticking out to me a lot the past couple weeks, so I’m gonna go with it!

The topic I wanna talk about today is faith in action. I feel like so often we all know all about Christianity and how to be a Christian, but we don’t ever apply it. I’m realizing how it is so easy to talk about our faith, but it is seriously so hard to live it out.

Having a faith that has action means living out your faith! You can live out your faith by first of all using the tools you have to grow as a Christian. This means reading your Bible everyday, praying as much as possible, and basically just being on fire for Jesus!

God doesn’t save us for the good things we do in life. He doesn’t save us because we can recite a passage of scripture. He saves us through faith alone. If we don’t have faith in Christ, everything we do is pointless, and it serves no purpose at all.

The good things that we do with our lives are simply the results of our faith. You don’t gain faith for going on mission trips or attending Wednesday night bible studies. We have to have an authentic love for God. That’s the only way to genuinely have a real faith in Him!

John 3:17

Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.

So I just want to encourage you all to have a true faith in Jesus. Have determination and really be bold about your faith. Get out there, and spread the love of God. He is the light of the World, and lights weren’t made to be put under a blanket, they were made to SHINE! His love should shine through us like stars in the sky, with nothing dimming its light!

Hopefully y’all survived Monday, have a great week everyone 💓🤗 – Camille

Be BOLD

Hey guys! So I’ve been totally loving Sadie Robertson’s new book… it’s soooo good and I totally would recommend it! Her book is about living fearless, and although I didn’t really think I needed a book about this topic, I still wanted to read it ( mainly because Sadie Robertson is like, the coolest )

So the book is making me realize that I’m a super fearful person! I literally get anxious about the craziest of things. But I’m beginning to become way more bold and outgoing because of the book, and I’m loving it.

I used to be the girl who was scared to walk in a room full of people. I felt like all eyes were on me and that everyone was judging me. I thought that everyone was noticing how awkward I looked, and it seriously held me back so much. I was also super shy. I didn’t talk to anyone and I was really timid in basically every situation. People took this as me being stuck up, which made me even MORE self conscious!

Now I’m becoming the girl who has always been on the inside. The one who invites others over constantly for bible studies and chit chats. The girl who is super random and crazy pretty much all the time. The girl who isn’t afraid to state what’s really on her mind. I’m enjoying being more bold, and hopefully I become even more fearless the older I get.

So my advice to you all is to be bold and confident in who you are on the inside. Don’t be silent just because you’re worried others will think you’re weird or annoying. Be yourself and the right people will come into your life and appreciate who you are.

E P H E S I A N S 3:12

In whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in Him.

God calls us to live an uncomfortable life. If we aren’t doing things out of our comfort zones, how can we grow as people? Do things that scare you, and see what God does with them. He has a plan and purpose for everything, and we can always have peace in that! I hope you all have an awesome week🤗 – cami 💓

I’m back!

Hey everyone! I know I haven’t blogged this week, so I decided to make a little blog explaining why and what I’ve been up to while I was gone!

So mainly I just wanted to take a little break because in January, I blogged almost every single day. Last week I got to the point where I didn’t really know what to blog about, and I didn’t feel like I was getting any good ideas or motivation. I just took some time to hang out with my friends and think of some new ideas for y’all!

I promise I wouldn’t leave you all for that long, and here I am back at it again. I am going to blog everyday for the rest of February, and I hope you all are as excited about it as I am! I have some awesome things that I am so ready to share on this platform, so stay tuned to check it out.

I have been having a good time off from blogging, mainly because I haven’t had to worry about it so much! It’s nice to just set it aside for a while and live more in the moment. Breaks are good for the soul, and I hope y’all understand that!

I also want to make sure I post good content for everyone, and that what I say is truly what I believe, not just things I write about because I’m out of ideas. It would really help me if you guys gave me some input on what to blog about- it would be much appreciated.

I hope everyone has been doing well the past week! Have a great Sunday, and remember to relax and worship JESUS! – cams 🤗💓